Power & Energy Failures in power generation equipment can lead to large re-instatement costs, but because the timescales for reinstatement can be large the business interruption costs can often be the greatest contributor to the total loss. Read More
Contamination & Pollution Most of our contamination losses are commercial, although on occasions we have been called in on large or particularly complex domestic losses. We are experienced in many types of contamination assessment. Read More
Shipping & Marine Shipping and marine incidents are among the most costly, both in terms of the damage to the vessel and cargo lost as well as the resulting loss in revenue. Read More

Leaders in Forensic Investigation

Hawkins has always been committed to providing high quality forensic investigation services to our clients.

About Us

Hawkins is a well-established and respected firm specialising in forensic investigation and root cause analysis for the insurance, legal and risk management professions.

We are a growing company, currently with eight offices in key locations around the United Kingdom and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, with an ever increasing number of experts covering many disciplines. Our forensic scientists and engineers investigate a wide range of losses including fires, explosions, accidents and engineering problems. Visit our Services page for more information on the disciplines we cover.

We provide a wide range of forensic investigation services and can take an investigation from scene to court if required:

  • Full investigation and report
  • Litigation support
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Forensic preview
  • Forensic Claims validation service
  • General advice

We always aim to tailor the investigation to your needs, so if you want a brief, preliminary investigation we can do that. In addition, you are always welcome to call one of our experts for an informal, confidential chat with no commitment. We will be happy to tell you what we can do to help.

If you think you might have the need for an investigator please contact us by telephone or email and we will do our best to help you.

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Latest News

Hawkins Investigates Damages in the Wake of Typhoon Mangkhut

22nd Oct 2018

On 15 September 2018, Typhoon Mangkhut struck the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Typhoon Mangkhut was also the strongest typhoon to strike Hong Kong since Typhoon Ellen in 1983, and as of this month, Mangkhut was deemed the strongest tropical ...

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Hawkins’ Andrew Reeves Featured in Institute of Civil Engineers’ Bicentennial Album

15th Oct 2018

The Institute of Civil Engineers has recently celebrated its bicentennial with an official book entitled: ICE 200: Shaping the World, and Hawkins is proud to be a select company featured within. Nathan Baker, ICE director of Engineering Knowledge ...

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Dr Jake Irwin Speaks at the 2018 CILA Conference

3rd Oct 2018

The 2018 CILA Conference at the Nottingham Belfry hotel on Thursday 20 September provided attendees with a full day of presentations, networking and thought-provoking material from various companies within the claims industry. Hawkins sponsors both the ...

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Hawkins’ Annual London Event Showcases Two Engineers in Growing Fields

2nd Oct 2018

Hawkins’ hosted its annual drinks and CPD event at the elegant Trinity House, just minutes from our London Office. The evening began with very thorough and captivating presentations from two of our newest forensic engineers. Sarah Hooton (of Hawkins ...

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Hawkins' Birmingham Office Hosts Its First Event

1st Oct 2018

On Thursday 6th September, Hawkins hosted a wine tasting evening at the Loki Wine Bar in the Great Western Arcade in Birmingham City Centre. Though Hawkins has an annual drinks reception at our London Office, this was the Birmingham Office’s first ...

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